The GE Foundation initiated an annual Scholar-Leaders Scholarship Program providing substantial financial assistance and development opportunities to outstanding first-year students at top-notch Vietnamese universities. In addition to a total financial support of USD 3,600 (USD 1,200 per year) for the remainder of their studies up to a maximum of three years, assuming continued satisfactory academic performance. Grantees will be instructed by professional leaders of their fields who will help them identify personal and professional skills that are vital to academic advancement and provide opportunities for their development and learning.
GE is also one of the two US companies participating in the Vietnam-US Education Task Force, which is a body charged with producing a set of recommendations for both governments by January 2009 on ways to strengthen U.S. Vietnamese higher education cooperation, in three key principal areas including: encouraging more and deeper linkages and joint programs between American and Vietnamese universities; increasing the number of Vietnamese studying at American universities and colleges—especially Ph.D. Students—; and promoting educational programs designed to help Vietnamese students acquire the skills needed in Vietnam’s modernizing economy. The initial action is to connect the Duke University of US with top Vietnamese universities, such as Hanoi University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh National University.
In the fall of 2014, MOUs were signed with Hanoi University of Science and Technology and Electric Power University to cooperate in the field of nuclear engineering and technology. Twelve students from the two universities recently completed internships at GEH’s world headquarters in Wilmington, N.C.